jason benlevi

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Tue March 11, 2014

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Thu December 27, 2012

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Wed July 4, 2012
Digital Technology

Today on Your Call: Are we consuming digital technology or is it consuming us?

On today's Your Call we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Jason Benlevi, author of “Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech; Secrets they won’t tell you about your digital life.”  Benlevi writes “those who are in the business of providing the technology and services will serve their own agenda (money and power) before they will serve yours.”  Do you have concerns about who controls your digital technology?  Is concentrated control over technology affecting our democracy?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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2:01pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Radical Idea: Open source social networking

Can social networks become open source, or are users permanently tied to specific companies such as Facebook and Myspace?
Courtesy Flickr user hanspoldoja

In some ways, the Internet is an open, unlimited space. But it can also feel very private, especially when communicating one on one, or conducting personal business like paying a bill, or doing your taxes. As more and more of our daily lives go digital, some big questions arise. What are we giving up? What truly is the cost of our being so dependent on it, and who is truly benefiting from how much we’re glued to our screens? Author Jason Benlevi explores this question in his book, Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech.

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Thu February 16, 2012